Office of the Dean (Regional Campuses) Geospatial/Geomaterials Technician to assist in a very exciting highly interdisciplinary project that requires extensive hyperspectral remote sensing spectral data collection. The position is for a term of employment that would terminate May 31, 2019. Completing this search and filling this position is contingent upon final approval of funding. The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science at Miami University is a vibrant program with a very collegial environment. The project involves using an ASD spectroradiometer to collect and process spectral data from human subjects, geomaterials (including rocks, sediment, soil and minerals) and numerous other related items (e.g., clothing, vegetation). The technician will also be trained and assist in characterizing geomaterials using several basic analytical techniques. Data and metadata will be processed and integrated and then sent to a third party contractor to develop a novel geospatial software tool. The technician will be involved in publications and presentations resulting from the project. The project requires limited travel and field work.
Require: B.A. / B.S. degree in geosciences (geology, geography, geophysics, geochemistry), chemistry or physics is required. Excellent people skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Minimum of classroom experience, a short course or one month or other instruction on instrumentation experience with remote sensing software, spectroradiometers (or similar instruments or demonstrated skill with analytical instrumentation) is required. Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Desire: Strong candidates will have a graduate degree in the geosciences or allied field and will have some experience with the computer language IDL. Expertise in mineralogy and X-ray diffraction is desired.
Submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=6536. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and continues until position is filled. Direct inquiries to Mark Krekeler at email@example.com.
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